This title is granted upon recommendation of an Active, Associate, Honorary and Life Members in the College by a current Fellow. The ACOEP Board of Directors is responsible for granting recognition of this title.
Criteria for the nomination includes:
- Current certification in emergency medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) or American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
- Continuous membership in ACOEP for 5 years prior to nomination. Resident membership is included in this 5-year period.
- Documented attendance at 2 ACOEP General Membership Meetings in the 5 year period prior to application. Only the member's signature on the attendance sheet for the membership meeting will be accepted as proof of meeting attendance.
- Attendance at 2 ACOEP-sponsored national CME meetings in the 5-year period prior to application for Fellowship (these may include: ACOEP's Intense Review; COLA Essentials (2002-2008 only); Oral Board Review, New Frontiers in Toxicology; or the Scientific Assembly)-you must be a registered participant to utilize for this qualification.
- Publication of scientific articles or reference materials in the field of emergency medicine, in nationally peer-review periodicals with references to the publication in which the article was published.
- Past or present membership on an ACOEP Committee.
- Past or present membership on the ACOEP Board of Directors.
- Faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine at an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine or College of Medicine accredited by the AOA or AMA, respectively.
- Active involvement in the leadership and education in EMS, including but not limited to:
- EMT, First Responder, EMD, and/or paramedic training
- Working as a Medical Director of a Community EMS System
- Participation in local disaster planning and implementation
- Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director or faculty member.
- Advanced academic degree or fellowship training.
- Having made a significant contribution to the speciality of emergency medicine in the osteopathic profession.